Ted Lieu, U.S. Representative for California

Ted Lieu

U.S. Representative for California

Ted W. Lieu was born in March 1969 in Taipei, Taiwan. His family emigrated to the U.S. when he was three and lived in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned undergraduate degrees from Stanford University and received his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University. 

He clerked for a judge on the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals before joining the U.S. Air Force and serving in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He was elected to the Torrance City Council and then won a seat on the California State Assembly. He was later elected to the California State Senate. He ran unsuccessfully for state attorney general.

Lieu was elected to the House of Representatives in 2014

Lieu is married to Betty, and they have two sons. He is Catholic.

In the News…

Representative Ted Lieu of California co-introduced the bipartisan Block Nuclear Launch by Autonomous Artificial Intelligence Act last year. The House Armed Services Committee recently approved the inclusion of the bill’s language in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2025.

The legislation seeks to prohibit the possibility of nuclear launch decisions being made by artificial intelligence.

“Artificial Intelligence technology can never be a substitute for human judgment when making nuclear launch decisions,” said Representative Lieu. “Even the most advanced AI frontier models can have errors and can hallucinate. That is why we need this law to protect future generations from potentially devastating consequences.“

He continued, “I am grateful to Representative Jacobs for championing my bill with Congressman Beyer in the House Armed Services Committee. If signed into law, this provision will ensure that a human being – and not a machine – makes the decision on whether to launch a nuclear weapon.”

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Lieu today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Ted Lieu 
Representative for California 
2454 Rayburn House Office Building 
Washington, DC 20515 


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